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ISB members discussed strategic initiatives on which the ISB should focus to better develop biomechanics programs in EDC regions during a morning session at the ISB2013 Congress. Outcomes from this professional workshop, in which participants from both EDC and non-EDC academic institutions were represented, are detailed in a report that can be downloaded by members here.

An EDC Meet & Greet luncheon is being organized during the ISB2013 Congress in Natal, Brazil! This networking opportunity will allow you to learn more about our program and support collaborations promoting biomechanics worldwide. To find out more about the EDC Meet & Greet, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., EDC Project Officer.

A complete report of the recent ISB visit to the Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT) is now available for download. Please also visit the TATCOT Project webpage for recent developments and more information.

Marco Vaz, Chairperson of ISB Congress 2013, has a message to share in the following PDF including the extension of the deadline for abstract submission. Read about it here: alt ISB_2013_-_Santa_Maria.pdf

The ISB Awards for 2013 have been announced. Applications are now requested for the Promising ScientistClinical BiomechanicsDavid Winter Young Investigator and Emerging Scientist Awards. Use the links for the details of each award.


The next ISB Congress is being held in 2013 in Natal, Brazil. Make sure you are there for our major meeting of all ISB members and others who work in the international Biomechanics community. Please stay tuned for all updates on events, satelite conferences, submissions, travel grants for students and EDC members, and keynote and invited speakers. See the ISB2013 web site for information.

For ISB members from Economically Developing Countries funding is possible from Grand Challenges Canada and the Schlumberger Foundation, which are dedicated to funding researchers from developing and emerging countries. Furthermore, proposal/application deadlines for these funding opportunities begin in early September 2012. Read more ... 


DavidWinterIt is with great sadness that we inform the International Biomechanics community of the passing of Professor David Winter. David Winter had a pioneering role in defining the biomechanics field.  His methods and rationale for using biomechanics to understand movement are foundational to the modern science of biomechanics. The International Biomechanics community passes our sincere condolences to David's family. Details about David and his funeral can be found at this link.


Further, a full tribute message is in the March 2012 issue of ISB NOW.



We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Conference of the International Shoulder Group, an ISB Technical Group, will take place from the 22nd to the 24th August 2012 at Abersytwyth University in Wales, UK.

First call for abstracts
Expert Scientific Meeting – ESM 2012